Looking for a New Year's resolution? The Burnsville High School student blood drive team is hosting another opportunity for community members to donate blood. This one is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy. The blood drive will run from 1 to 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
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Seven students attend school each morning at Burnsville High School and then head out to work in the corporate world.
They were selected to participate in an internship program of Genesys Works, a not-for-profit organization that enables selected high school students to “break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experiences that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world,” according to the website at www.genesysworks.org.
Stacks of newspapers were transformed into unique designs by Burnsville High School students who shared their creations in a unique runway fashion show on the Mraz Center stage Dec. 7.
Students in the Design Studio class, taught by Family and Consumer Science (FCS) teacher Sarah Schram, were assigned to create a wearable fashion item that met five elements/principles of design. Another requirement was that 80% of the item had to be newspapers.
When William Byrne STEM Elementary Principal Lyle Bomsta needed technical support for a project at his school, he turned to three Burnsville High School students.
Fiona Chow, Josh Johnson and Garrett Riedesel are in the Engineering Design and Development Class taught by Orion Patrie. This Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course requires students to work in teams on a real-life project of their choice.
Burnsville High School senior Victor Sanchez Villegas has been selected to receive a full four-year scholarship to Columbia University in New York City next year worth over $200,000. The scholarship covers the cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.
Columbia is among Ivy League schools, which are generally viewed as the most prestigious and highest-quality in the world.
Someday they’d like to be scientists, computer programmers, engineers or mathematicians, but now they’re female students at Burnsville High School and they’ve started a new club to encourage and support girls interested in STEM careers.
The Women in STEM club began last spring when senior Emily Reynolds realized the need for a club for girls who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). She knows that women are under-represented in STEM jobs and she wants to change that dynamic.
It’s not even one year old, yet the student-run credit union at Burnsville High School has already earned recognition locally, statewide and nationally. From day one, students collaborated with Firefly Credit Union to plan all aspects of the branch office and now they’re staffing it.
Burnsville High School senior Fiona Chow is a recipient of the TWIST EPIC Award from Target Corporation's Women in Science & Technology this fall.